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Eligibility
Getting an Application
CV & Candidate's Letter
References
Interviews
Deadlines
Sites
Certification
International Medical Graduates

Eligibility

Fellowship candidates must have completed an accredited Radiology training program and be:

  • Certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Diagnostic Imaging or
  • American Board of Radiology certified/eligible or
  • Certified with equivalent qualifications and
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English.

Proof of these qualifications must be provided by all applicants.

Application

You may complete an online application form.  No hard copies are required. When putting together your application please make sure to include a CV and letter describing why you are applying to this fellowship. Make arrangements for referees to email letters separately.

Please note that applications for Pediatric Radiology Fellowships must be made directly to The Hospital for Sick Children.

Curriculum Vitae & Candidate’s Letter

Include an up to date copy of your curriculum vitae with your application as well as a letter which contains any additional information you feel will be of use in the fellowship selection process.

References

Please have each of the three referees email letters of reference to: fellowship.medicalimaging@utoronto.ca

The emails should be addressed to: 

Dr. Sean Symons
Department of Medical Imaging
University of Toronto
263 McCaul Street - 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7
Canada

An application is not complete until three letters of reference have been received under separate email by the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging administrative office. Do not email letters to the Fellowship Program Director’s hospital address. Reference letters must not accompany your application. They must be sent by e-mail directly from the referee. One of your referees should be your Radiology Residency Program Director (or equivalent individual).

Note: it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all reference letters are received by the Department of Medical Imaging administrative office. Referees will not be contacted by the Department for the purpose of requesting these letters.

Interviews

Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Selection Committee in September and October. This review process takes a minimum of three weeks. Once applications have been considered by the Committee, short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly by email.

Deadlines

2016-17 academic year

Applications will be accepted starting May 26, 2014. The deadline for all applications is August 29, 2014.

Applications received after the deadline will be held until after the first round of acceptances in December. These applications will be considered for any positions that may remain open at that time.

Sites

Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging fellows rotate through more than one site. All others spend the duration of the fellowship at a single site. Four sites participate in the Medical Imaging Fellowship Program:

  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • The Joint Department of Medical Imaging of Mount Sinai Hospital; the University Health Network and Women's College Hospital (MSH-UHN-WCH; these five hospitals share one Department of Medical Imaging housed in five separate locations: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital and Women's College Hospital)

After interviews and tours of all departments, applicants to Abdominal Imaging, Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and Women's Imaging fellowships should indicate their site preferences by sending a ranked list to Ms. Amy Shea, Fellowship Program Administrative Assistant. It will be assumed that candidates not providing rankings have no site preferences. This information will be used during the final selection process, at which time a match will be performed.

Certification

All Clinical Fellows, regardless of country of origin, must possess a valid Certificate of Registration authorising Postgraduate Education, which is also known as an educational license. This is a license to practice medicine in a supervised setting, and it is issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

All Clinical Fellows must also carry malpractice insurance which is issued by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).

International Medical Graduates

In order to work in an Ontario teaching hospital, fellows must obtain an educational licence, which is also known as a Certificate authorising Postgraduate Education. This licence is issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), and is required before fellows can be involved in any type of patient care. The CPSO will issue educational licences for training periods of up to 36 months duration.

All international medical graduates (IMGs) are required to undergo a Pre-entry Assessment Program (PEAP), during which time they are given a restricted licence to practice medicine. The PEAP is an assessment process that evaluates IMGs to determine whether they can function at the appointed level of training (fellow). It is normally 4 to 12 weeks in duration. Assessors are to ensure that candidates are: mentally competent to practice medicine; able to practice with decency, integrity and honesty and in accordance with the law; have sufficient knowledge, skill and judgment to engage in postgraduate medical training as authorized by the educational license; can communicate effectively, and display an appropriate professional attitude. Once the PEAP is successfully completed, the PEAP licence is converted to a full, unrestricted educational licence. If not successfully completed, the fellow may be required to leave the program.

The PEAP is carried out as part of the fellowship; it does not extend the fellowship training period in any way.